In this Must Know… 2023 CAMEO Summit Join us June 7-8, 2023 at the CAMEO Summit, “Strengthening the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem to Close the Wealth Gap.” We have blocked out a number of rooms at the Citizen Hotel for $219+tax. Book by May 5, 2023 to get this special rate! The agenda for the Summit is quickly coming together. On
Milagros Escuela is the owner of MamaArepas, along with her husband, Fidel Lozada. They have worked tirelessly to bring Venezuelan Arepas to every dining table in South Florida since 2015. Made out of corn dough, Arepa is a typical food in several Latin American countries. It is different in each region and is very important in the traditional Venezuelan cuisine.
In this Must Know… 2023 CAMEO Summit Join us June 7-8, 2023 at the CAMEO Summit, “Strengthening the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem to Close the Wealth Gap.” We are working on blocking out a limited number of rooms for the Citizen Hotel, (10 minute walk). The price will be $219+tax. Details will be forthcoming next week. Other hotels nearby include: Responsible
SBA released a final regulation to streamline and modernize 7(a) and 504 loan program regulations regarding partial changes of ownership, lending criteria, hazard insurance requirements, reconsiderations and affiliation standards. In releasing the regulation, SBA observed the need to modernize these programs to incorporate successful components of COVID era programs such as the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and
In this Must Know… Responsible Business Lending – SB 33 Update After its hearing at the Senate Judiciary Committee, SB 33 (Glazer) passed with 10 Ayes and 0 Noes. The bill now goes to the Senate Appropriations Committee (date TBD). Thank you to everyone who called in to express their support! If it becomes law, this bill
On Monday, Vice President Kamala Harris and the Treasury Department announced that the CDFI Fund has awarded over $1.73 billion in grants to 603 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) through the Equitable Recovery Program (ERP). These grants—representing the largest CDFI grant program in history – will enable hundreds of community lenders to invest in small
FiestaBowls, located between 18th and 19th streets, is an example of the tenacity of the Mission’s business community. In challenging times, this community found ways to carry on in the pursuit of their dreams. This year, the Mexican snack business was one of the initial recipients of a loan from the Racial Equity Lens (REL) fund.
In this Must Know… State Policy Update – A Win SB 33 passed out of the Senate Banking Committee on a vote 6-0 with one abstention. It will be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 11 – please call in to support! It’s easy but important. You say your name, organization and “I support